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Centre for Western Sydney releases ‘report card’ on the NSW Government

New analysis of the NSW Government’s mid-term performance in Western Sydney reveals that while it scores an ‘A’ for its work in health – in particular, its pandemic response – it falls short on key priorities like education and housing.


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National study finds disadvantaged Australian adults are the least media literate

Australian adults who live in regional areas, older Australians, people with low levels of education, and people who are living with a disability are more likely to have a lower media ability, a new national study has found.

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Vale Carla Zampatti

Western Sydney University has paid tribute to the legendary Carla Zampatti AC. One of Australia’s most celebrated and influential fashion designers and business leaders, Ms Zampatti also served as a member of the University’s Board of Governors (now the Board of Trustees) from 1993 to 1997.

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Support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Western joins universities from across Australia in pledging our support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Indigenous higher education leaders join Western Sydney University

Western is pleased to announce two new senior leadership appointments, with Professor Susan Page and Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews joining the University.


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National study finds disadvantaged Australian adults are the least media literate

Australian adults who live in regional areas, older Australians, people with low levels of education, and people who are living with a disability are more likely to have a lower media ability, a new national study has found.


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New analysis reveals Islamophobia is still alive in Australia

Western Sydney University researchers have published an analysis of a national survey into the racist attitudes and experiences in Australia.




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Opinion: It’s not how big your laser is, it’s how you use it: space law is an important part of the fight against space debris

Space is getting crowded. More than 100 million tiny pieces of debris are spinning in Earth orbit, along with tens of thousands of bigger chunks and around 3,300 functioning satellites.


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Opinion: Less than half of Australian adults know how to identify misinformation online

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine a media-free day. To do these activities regularly and effectively, we need to have at least a moderate level of media literacy.




Awards and appointments

Western Sydney authors shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Several literary talents fostered by Western Sydney University are among those shortlisted for this year’s prestigious NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.


Indigenous higher education leaders join Western Sydney University

Western is pleased to announce two new senior leadership appointments, with Professor Susan Page and Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews joining the University.